Between the World and Me
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a... show more
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. A
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, African American
, Biography Memoir
Between the World and Me has been praised and criticized by many many reviewers, so I will limit myself to a couple of textual elements that struck me as odd. Coates has some unusual rhetorical devices that take a little getting used to. He constantly refers to "black bodies" in such a way that I ...
Ta-Nehisi Coates beautifully describes what it is like to be black in America. To have the world treat and see you as different because of the color of your skin. This is a collection of essays that Coates wrote to his son about his experiences growing up black in America and his thoughts of a lo...
The short collection of essays from the author to his 15 year old son is both profoundly personal and universal. Coates even comments on that universality early in the book when he mentioned that the woman and girls in his childhood neighborhood probably had more fears (such as making it to adulthoo...
Wow, is this guy pissed off. But he has a right to be. Those of us who grew up in and still live in Dick and Jane land have no idea what it's like for the folks we have intentionally barred from our Dream World. Mr. Coates tries to tell us. From as early as he can remember, he was afraid for his bod...
The TruthThis book told the truth about black lives in this country. Not all black people grew up in ghettos, some of us grew up in the suburbs with the white picket fence. But this book shows we all experience the something and that is racism. Is book also shed light on what African Americans deal...